Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid, 1948
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid is a 1948 American fantasy directed by Irving Pichel and starring William Powell and Ann Blyth in the title roles. Irene Hervey plays Mr. Peabody's wife. The film was based on the 1945 novel Peabody's Mermaid by Guy and Constance Jones. In an excerpt adopted for My Art, Simmons, as Ellie, plays the mermaid, drawing on wanton desire and impossible fantasy as they seem to apply to Ellie’s life as an artist and a woman.